գովեմ

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Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from a Middle Iranian descendant of Proto-Iranian *gaub-; see there for more.

Verb[edit]

գովեմ ‎(govem)  (aorist indicative գովեցի)

  1. (transitive) to praise
    գովել կարի իմն/յանչափս‎ ― govel kari imn/yančʿapʿs ― to extol, to commend excessively
    գովել զանձն‎ ― govel zanjn ― to glory, to boast
  2. (in the mediopassive, intransitive) to boast

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “գովեմ”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “գովեմ”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Martirosyan, Hrach (2010) Etymological Dictionary of the Armenian Inherited Lexicon (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 8), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 226
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “գով”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press, published 1926–1935